While the route worked fine on Saturday there were a few other interesting issues:
- Continually telling me how far to the next turn - on occasion interrupting songs 4-5 times! It seemed to get worse the further into the ride I got so I ended up turning the Bluetooth off on the GPS.
- Telling me that I was off route and suggesting recalculation even though I was bang on the purple line all the time. This also seemed to get a little worse later on in the ride.
- Not telling of upcoming turns. Kinda funny considering issue #1. Caused one episode of sudden braking and quick turn.
- As I neared home I cancelled the route (which would just take me into town) and just said take me home. Unit locked up for a while before waking up.
Yeah, but other than that all good...
So, I'm currently shopping...Looking at either the Zumo 595 or 396. Only interested in Garmins as that's what I know and Mapsource/Basecamp are pretty easy to use. Also, I think both will be capable of driving my Virb too.
There's a $400 difference but from what I see you don't really get a lot more except a slightly bigger but higher rez display. I'll need to buy an extra cradle so I can use it on both bikes so that's even more $ so the 396 is probably looking more likely at the moment. Also concerned that the slightly wider 595 might struggle to fit where the current 550 is on the Connie.
But, if anyone's got any opinions - I'm all ears!